Out of the Quiet Week 1: Talk It Over with Others
Small Groups at Lakeland exist to make disciples who make disciples in relational environments as we live out the four habits – accountability, shepherding, developing others, and on mission.
ICEBREAKER (optional): What is the most interesting fact you know?
SCRIPTURE: This week’s Talk It Over guide is from both Luke 9:43-56 and Chapters 1-3 from the book Leading Me by Steve A. Brown. Please read the scripture together in your Small Group before proceeding. If you didn’t get a chance to read from Leading Me, that’s okay! We’ll explore it together.
Watch Pastor Josh’s Talk It Over video. Find this at www.lakeland.church under Messages/Small Group Resources.
DISCUSSION STARTER: What is the best thing you have going on in your life at the moment?
- Chapter 1 in Leading Me discusses the difference between King David’s leadership style (humble, dependent on God) and King Saul’s leadership style (prideful, independent, fear based). How do you lead?
- Chapter 2 in Leading Me uses the example of a vehicle dashboard that signals what we need to focus on and correct in order to have a properly functioning vehicle. In the areas of Spiritual Intimacy, Character, Relationships, and Service, what area(s) might you need to tend to?
- Chapter 3 of Leading Me describes Key Practice #1: Growing Your Vision (of God). What are some of the first things that come into your mind when you think about God?
- Page 51 in Leading Me includes a visual of the Cycle of Grief. Share which segment – Achievement, Identity, Drivenness, Acceptance – you have found yourself caught in most often. Why do you think this is?
- What has built your current view of God? (e.g., upbringing, friends, authority figures, actions of others, etc.)
- What pieces of your life are you trying to control? (e.g., finances, relationships, addiction, career, etc.) Why might that be?
- What do you believe about God that leaves you feeling weary, guilty or unworthy? Together, work through how this might be a misapplied attribute of God.
Close in prayer. Lord, how should we see you?